Teachers now have access to test courses in Brightspace

Find information about how to start setting up your courses in Brightspace

Access to test courses in Brightspace
You now have access to your courses in Brightspace. Initially, however, only for the test course, as the data integrations must be in place before it is possible to begin the actual course planning.

The content you create in the text course can be copied directly into the right courses when they are ready, so you can start setting up your courses already now.

  • You start by logging onto http://brightspace.au.dk.
  • You will find your test course under the Sandbox tab, after which you can start to explore the options that the system has to offer.
  • At the beginning of June, the teaching staff will be given access to their actual courses for the autumn semester.

Courses in how to use Brightspace
You can register for the Brightspace basic online courses and quickly learn how to use our new platform.

You can register here.

You can also learn more about Brightspace at https://medarbejdere.au.dk/brightspace/. This is where you will find links to a range of introductory videos and guidelines for selected functions in Brightspace.

Transferring course content from Blackboard
Course content from the autumn semester 2020 and spring semester 2021 will be transferred automatically from Blackboard to Brightspace.

If you need to download content from autumn 2018 to spring 2020, you can use the form that you will find here.

Course content from these semesters will also be accessible after Blackboard shuts down on 31 October 2021, but it is important to remember that content prior to the autumn semester of 2018 needs to be retrieved manually before Blackboard shuts down.

There will be various options when it comes to downloading course content from Blackboard to your own PC. Project manager, Birthe Aagesen, will be sending you more information about this as soon as possible. 

What about the students?
Students will be given automatic access to Brightspace in mid-August, but you can open their courses before then.

Until August, the students will be informed about the transition to the new platform via their AU email, study portals etc.

If there are any questions, it’s a good idea to refer to studypedia.au.dk/brightspace, which will be updated on an ongoing basis. 

New students will be informed about Brightspace in the introductory material – for instance via AU’s online programme for new students, Study@AU.